The 2017 Nintendo World Championships Miami Qualifying Round Won’t Be Rescheduled

You may recall earlier this month that the Miami qualifying round of the 2017 Nintendo World Championships had to be postponed due to Hurricane Irma. Sadly, even though Hurricane Irma is long gone, the area is still recovering from the storm’s fury. Nintendo has announced that, because of the hurricane’s “ongoing effects”, the qualifying round in Miami will not be rescheduled. To make up for the vacant spots that remain, Nintendo confirmed that those two seats “will instead be filled by selecting the participants from other regions with the best non-qualifying times”.



  1. I never cared for the World Championships.

    Just play games you actually like and enjoy them in your own way. No need to play competitively against strangers (people you won’t have a good time with, win or lose).

  2. That really, really sucks.

    I still wish the process was a little more widespread. Only 4 cities where qualifiers take place? Granted, I live like an hour or so away from one, but I wouldn’t travel that far only to TRY to get into a video game competition.

    1. I think the ideal way to do another one would be to release an actual World Championships Switch cartridge and do it like the original, except with online pre-qualifying.

  3. King Kalas X3 {I only buy exclusives that interest me on Switch. For everything else that interests me, there is PS4.} says:

    Really? If they charge for these things, some of the proceeds for the event could go to help the recovery in Florida if they would just reschedule it. This honestly sounds like a dick move to me.

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